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CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
enforce it. go forward. andrew jackson sends troops. they go down to oklahoma on the trail of tears. the efforts that were made to desegregate after -- when holmes was on the courts, contrary to what the 15th amendment says. when they keep a black person from the polls. we cannot strike this down because nobody will do what we said. we are not unfamiliar with this kind of problem. what i usually say, because i believe it so much, i think a great day in the history of the law of the united states in respect to establishing a rule of law was the day when the nine black children in little rock were finally -- you have the case which arises out of little rock. little rock begins when a judge says, we mean it. the first year, what happened? nothing. the second year? nothing. the third year, they finally get around to doing something. put those nine children in the school. the governor of arkansas called in his militia. the congressmen down there, who was a moderate, they arrange a meeting with eisenhower. president eisenhower meets with the governor. the governor says, i will let him do
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i add my appreciation to mr. dreier as well and ask the question, why are we here think? know why i'm here. to protect working -- i know why i'm here. to protect working american, the vulnerable and the middle class. at the end of the clinton administration we had $5 trillion in surplus and it went out the window with tax cuts, bush tax cuts, and wars that we could not pay for. so i stand here today to say that working class and the vulnerable have the unemployment insurance and earned income tax and cuts in their taxes that they really need. but we still have work to do. want to make sure that we restore some very serious cuts that impact on the health care of americans and we have work to do on the sequestration and our fight is the same fight with the alcio. we want to make sure that the working americans don't pay for the rich getting richer. we're going to cut against cuts and what we have to do today is to
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 1:00am EST
. she is one of the bust respected and we are delighted she is here. next to her is surely an jackson. she has 51 of honorary degrees. she has been the first of everything -- the national science foundation. she was the very first black woman to get a ph.d. at and i.t.. [applause] she is an expert in medicare and medicaid and all things health. she has been called the health czar of america. the point guard over hauling the system. how about that for a job? what a powerhouse right here. so we actually have a lot of brainpower up here. all of you could have done very different things. you had a lot of choices. i would love to hear about how you ended up taking what you did. who wants to start? >> a failed of violinist. i was raised to be a musician. my mother still asks may what happened. i was always interested in politics and writing stories for the paper. it actually was complete serendipity. i was in college and was at a meeting of the naacp. we had some big issues. this was the 1960's and we heard music down the hall. it was the college radio station and i was drawn to it. i pitch
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